Richard J. Behles, MSHistorical Librarian/Preservation Off.
As Historical Librarian/Preservation Officer, I manage the Library’s Historical and Special Collections. This includes our several collections of historical/rare books, and also sources documenting the history of the University of Maryland Baltimore campus. My principal activities involve functioning as the Archivist for the UMB campus, providing historical information about the institution to researchers on campus, nationally, and internationally.
Bachelor of Arts, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland (1973)
Master of Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1976)
Rare Book Cataloging – Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Summer 1993
Publishers Bookbindings, 1830-1910 – Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Summer 1994
Introduction to the Curatorship of Historical Health Sciences Collections -- Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Summer 1996
Type, Lettering, and Calligraphy, 1450-1830 – Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Summer 1997
Author, “John Crawford, 1746-1813” – Dictionary of Early American Philosophers (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012)
Moderator, CADUCEUS-L -- international discussion list for the history of medicine
Member, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Archivists Community
Member, Maryland History and Culture Collaborative
HSHSL Library’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service